MassEcon Honors PlumChoice as a Community Hero for the 11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

Company Recognized for its Hands-on Training, Relationships with Educational Institutions and Engagement with the Massachusetts Tech Community

LOWELL, Mass.--()--PlumChoice, Inc., the leading specialized technical services provider in optimizing the benefits consumers and small companies derive from their personal technology experiences, has been named a “Community Hero” award recipient as part of the 11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, presented annually by MassEcon. PlumChoice, along with all the regional economic impact award winners, will be recognized at a luncheon on November 25th at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston. More than 400 business and community leaders are expected to attend.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Community Hero by MassEcon; this honor is testimony to the commitment and dedication of the PlumChoice team to growing and prospering right here in our home state,” said Bob Badavas, CEO of PlumChoice. “Supporting the Massachusetts economy and community by hiring, training and developing the impressive technical talent that the region has to offer enables us to better serve our customers, which in turn brings value to all our stakeholders. With the mainstreaming of the “Internet of Things,” there’s a rapid volume of devices entering our already complex connected lives, bringing consumer expectations for convenience, control and simplicity to an all-time high. This creates a tremendous need for specialized technical services, which wouldn’t be possible without the resources and technical orientation of the Commonwealth.”

PlumChoice, one of only three companies in the Bay State selected as a Community Hero, was chosen based on its involvement in the Massachusetts community. The company offers real-world technology services opportunities to students enrolled in technical schools and universities, such as the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. These are career-mobile, part- and full-time jobs with higher wages and paid benefits than are typical for entry-level roles. PlumChoice will continue to invest in the state’s talented and fledgling technicians, STEM education initiatives, community and economy through its hiring and enrichment practices, community engagement and support, technology development and service excellence.

“The Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners have made great contributions to our state’s economy and have spurred regional development throughout the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki. “I commend these companies for their investments and look forward to our ongoing partnership as they continue to expand and create jobs here in Massachusetts.”

In addition to the Community Hero awards, MassEcon selected regional gold, silver and bronze winners for its annual Economic Impact Awards based on job growth, facility expansion and investment since January 1, 2013, as well as other criteria including community involvement.

The complete list of 2014 winners for the 11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards can be found here.

For information about PlumChoice, please visit www.plumchoice.com. For information about PlumChoice’s involvement with the MassEcon Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, please contact kmcphillips@plumchoice.com.

About PlumChoice
Fortune 1000 manufacturers, retailers, telcos, cable providers, and software companies partner with PlumChoice to deliver highly differentiated customer experiences to consumers and SMBs through white-labeled technical support solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle. PlumChoice works with end users to install, configure, connect, enhance and fix both software and hardware products, and integrates numerous products within larger technical and connected home environments. The company is purpose-built to deliver exceptional customer experiences by way of its unique sales model, user-focused service delivery processes and proprietary support automation technology that enable partners to power the increasingly complex and heterogeneous personal technology environments driven by the “Internet of Things.” http://www.plumchoice.com

About MassEcon
MassEcon, founded in 1993, is a non-profit, non-partisan entity that serves as the state’s private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Its services include the state's only Site Selection Service, which helps expanding and relocating companies find a home in the Commonwealth; the Research & Information Service, which provides companies with the information they need to evaluate the Commonwealth as a location to grow; and the Massachusetts Ambassadors, a network of civic and corporate leaders who help market Massachusetts as a place to do business. www.massecon.com

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Contacts

PlumChoice
Karen McPhillips, 617-668-3440
Vice President, Marketing,
kmcphillips@plumchoice.com
or
Matter Communications
Marci Stone, 978-518-4519
marci@matternow.com

Release Summary

PlumChoice, Inc has been named a “Community Hero” award recipient as part of the 11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, presented annually by MassEcon.

Contacts

PlumChoice
Karen McPhillips, 617-668-3440
Vice President, Marketing,
kmcphillips@plumchoice.com
or
Matter Communications
Marci Stone, 978-518-4519
marci@matternow.com